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i. take kurds in syria called a world powers for protection as the united nations progress reports of hundreds of kurdish civilians massacred by al-qaeda linked rebel forces. meanwhile the cia warns the collapse of the assad government could make syria an al qaeda haven posing an even greater threat to u.s. national security. no take to take moscow lashes out of washington for not wanting to build relations on an equal footing following president obama's decision to cancel a summit with vladimir putin. kevin
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i would just have to tempe on the school time tonight kids in syria calling out for international help to prevent genocide against their people it follows reports of mass murders in abductions of civilians by rebel forces it is ridiculous to report . the kurdish democratic union has officially turned to the international community asking them to pay close attention and to rescue them from the fighting that is happening in this region and essentially asking the likes of the un to save kurds who are being among the syrians who are killed on the basis of their regional and secretary and identity among them they're saying a lot of women children and the elderly in this statement the kurds are saying that these practices are fully alike with ethnic cleansing and genocide and of course they're accusing the cell a few groups in the groups such as the a loser front operating in this region the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov has urged the international community to come together and solve the situation in
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syria according to various reports at least four hundred fifty people have been killed by the on the front in north eastern syria reports say that at least one hundred twenty of those are children in response to our t's official request of the united nations security services saying that they are investigating the matter on the ground there are people working there right now and of course they're extremely concerned with this matter because should these allegations in fact find any evidence of actually being true these will amount to war crimes. cannot be independently verified due to the chaos that is happening in northeastern syria right now we have also spoken to people whose relatives were in these northeastern part of syria for talking about men being killed and women and children and the elderly being taken hostage at least two hundred people have been taken hostage by the fighters of al qaeda affiliated groups who are saying that's a soon as are done is over and that is right now they are starting to work on these
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stablish many of the al qaeda state in the region. factions of an escalating in syria with kurdish fighters forced to stand their ground against islamist militants pressing for greater control of the country's north conflicting reports making specific information really hard to verify for. these thoughts. try to put together the time one of the conflict well according to him islamic extremists launch their assault on the nineteenth of july is the time i'm putting out here trying to plant a bomb in a kurdish school and kidnapping local civilians then the next day many houses across the kurdish own clothes were blown out one village destroyed completely in around five hundred kurds were kidnapped meantime the radical cleric declared from a local mosque that those killing kurdish civilians would be rewarded in heaven and also encouraged people to loot and destroy kurdish homes the violence continued into early august we think two with seventy kurds murdered and up to three hundred fifty of ducted by al-qaeda linked fighters. earlier we had opposing views on
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what's happening in the north of syria let's take a listen. now you will see that. we consider any fight is allied with the free syrian army to be part of our troops concerning that if you take an unacceptable position or make serious mistakes those people will be punished with their extremist liberals or fighters of the free syrian army yes mistakes have been made we have contacted our kurdish brothers seeking reassurance that these things will not happen again but no one responded the kurds have troops who are willing to cooperate with the regime to gain we're told me in the north but overall we do support the kurdish people every day are they. it's clear that the director is seeking to avoid condemning the violence against hundreds of kurds and the ongoing expulsion of our people from their own lands these crimes have been registered officially and the materials have been passed on to the e.u. those who see the al nasra front are fighting
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a just war against the syrian regime are keeping silent when al nusra militants banish kurds from their lands and carry out ethnic cleansing the free syrian army don't talk about these attacks we don't know which groups are part of the f.s.a. and which aren't but they're taking a very dangerous approach how can anyone justify the atrocities that happened in the kurdish settlements. that's why we haven't carried his lecture from the university of the america university of washington d.c. he says response from the e.u. is vital to avoid violence spilling over even. some voices within the international community who are raising the alarm about what's going on there they are trying to get the united nations security council to take a stand i think that would be significant and i think it's important to have an investigation to find out really what has happened and then also it's all follows any kind of ethnic tax or massacres there is especially as
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a situation could be easily deteriorate you could see kurdish out up fighting also in this area and you could see this conflict spilling into the other side and turkey kurdish derrick smite start pouring also across the border throughout their compatriots. and still more in syria while the obama administration remains undecided about whether to send weapons to the rebels the cia second in command is now warning that the spread of extremism in the country is posing an even greater threat to u.s. national security these days deputy director michael morrell says that if the assad government does collapse with its massive chemical arsenal the country could become a haven for al qaeda terrorists he also claim that given the concert inflow of arms syria could turn into the next libya too with the potential for conflict spillover to jordan lebanon and iraq freeman's editor of the executive intelligence review he says the warnings long overdue here. if we get more involved in this war this is a major national security danger to the united states and to large portions of the
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world and that the obama administration which has been behind supporting nurse qaeda related groups is actually pursuing a very dangerous disrupt the policy so these statements today are welcomed and we should reverse our pals the immediately and not pursue arming the rebels and pursue the overthrow of the president bashir assad. america is unwilling to build relations with russia on an equal footing that's how the kremlin reacted to barack obama canceling his meeting with president vladimir putin the u.s. said it's called little to discuss actually with russia right now on such a high level after moscow granted asylum to n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden for more on this as a correspondent lizzie friends. washington had stated that it would react negatively if edward snowden were given asylum by russia and this counseling at the meeting between the two leaders seems to be
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a product of that the white house cites a lack of recent progress in a bilateral agenda it's president obama himself who gives a very interesting explanation of the relationship between the two countries at this point there's still a lot of business that we can do with them but there's been times where they slip back in the cold war thinking and a cold war mentality the kremlin feels that washington is not interested in a partnership on equal footing in fact it came as a surprise to many russians when edward snowden knocked on their door. you know i'm not sure but if we didn't invite edward snowden in russia was in his final destination anyway he was in transit but as soon as he began his journey his route was revealed and our u.s. partners effectively blocked him from taking any further flights they even made other countries afraid of taking him in following that global manhunt that had the united states pressuring many countries to get edward snowden back on his home soil
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it's worth pointing out something with regard to the extradition treaty that does not exist between russia and the united states it's something russia has pushed for many times but it has been denied furthermore russia has also requested extradition or even a return of its citizens who are on domestic and international wanted lists for in some cases terrorist acts those requests were denied numerous times so as this situation with edward snowden has evolved it's definitely taken attention away from what snowden did and put more of an emphasis on the complicated dynamic between these two countries something that we will watch on fault at the g twenty summit. chippers well mr draitser says russia and the us a far more important issues to find common ground on the snowden story they have far greater issues to deal with i think that what is really on the table is to question of syria it is the question
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of so-called missile defense as it is termed in the united states these issues the strategic and geo political issues are of great importance the snowden saga i think really takes a backseat where snowden and this entire story comes in is on the broader diplomatic level for public consumption but behind closed doors i think these diplomats will continue doing what it is that they do and that is discussing these issues and hopefully coming to some kind of a resolution though using my example of syria i'm not so hopeful. well the snowden case is forcing the white person to mention the cold war whistle blows father's become come out with some fresh comments he hopes that the move by the u.s. will distract the public from the massive spying programs his son revealed in the first place check out what the rest of them so to say in a statement out. i just said fit to right in the wrong that will stir it see the greeks cut off from the power grid as unemployment leaves them barely able to pay
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for food right after a short break we report on those determined to help their countrymen even if it means breaking the rule.
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right to see. first street view and i think you're. on our reporters' twitter. instagram. to be in the. americas offering a helping hand to greece as it struggles to emerge from its six year recession the greek prime minister is now in washington hoping to restore his country's credibility after employment hit a record twenty seven point six percent in may but while people all over greece are struggling to pay for daily essentials a group of activists are taking matters into their own hands as r.t.c. go prescribe off. for millions of europeans it's impossible to imagine a life without things like refrigerators ac's television computers and electricity
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in general but no matter how difficult it may be the reality is every month more of those living in the cradle of the european civilization are being forced into the dark. for two years now christina hasn't been able to pay her electricity bills she can't find work. and nor can her brother two daughters or their husbands. as the bills began piling up i had to make my priorities and this is where the sit comes first i want to pay the bills and i want to be ok with the state but the state hasn't been ok with us with one in four greeks truly unemployed christine is far from the only person who's electricity has been cut off and that's where these guys come in and young radical and very determined activists from the i don't see movement illegally reconnect power to as many as two hundred homes per month for free. the vast majority of the society is to be. sunk into poverty only a few of them few families across the world to have the ninety nine percent of their
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. wealth that's not something that. we want to bear. they reconnect old society to homes or disconnect power from room souls making them free for motorists or sometimes they target the underground today the i don't pay movement has over ten thousand members across greece and is gaining supporters despite being targeted by more than one hundred ongoing lawsuits no respect to do in no way to say that the thousands of people who wish to live with no relief hated it will know if they receive. so this winter we will warn them because it. has invaded. greece's government continues to promise economic miracles despite the country's status having been recently downgraded to emerging market. but the greeks
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are tired of empty promises and now more and more digging matters into their own hands even if that means breaking the law you want to spin off athens greece. or europeans cut back on basics and governments tighten their belts is one sector of society that's not feeling the pinch still has time served never been better that's what katie hill being the host of artes a new business show venture capital tells. the underlying problem that kickstarted the on going european debt crisis greedy bankers being paid exessive amounts to take unnecessary risks is still a problem now the latest data from the european bank your thora t. is likely to your e.a. the average e.u. citizen struggling to make ends meet in these times of tough budget cuts the figures reveal that the bank is at the ferry heart of the crisis three thousand of them are taking home more than one million euros a year in pay and bonuses but most of that cash is being dished out in london's
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financial center accounting for three quarters of the seven figure salaries in the e.u. now germany came in second with one hundred seventy bankers receiving one million years or more and france came in. with one hundred and sixty two so as you can see there's a huge difference between london and the rest of the e.u. but the biggest disparity of or is between the haves and the have nots as the rich continue to get richer and the poor even poorer and the very people that created the financial storm which brought on this is the oval stereotypic and to new to pick up fat salaries for their efforts. ok to bill being would use a brief now in iraq a double attack has killed thirteen people north of the capital baghdad officials say government stormed the home of a police officer in the city to create killing him and four other members of his family a car bomb ripped through
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a crowd of bystanders gathered at the scene of the attack killing another eight and wounding thirty more iraqi security situations rapidly worsening with the u.n. say more than a thousand people were killed in the country just last month alone. syrian rebels say president assad's convoy was shelled on route to read celebrations in damascus but state television footage was later broadcast showing the leader unscathed during president mosque seventeen mortars allegedly targeted the convoy after insurgents received information about his movements syria's information ministry though denies the attack ever took place. in afghanistan and explosions killed fourteen members of the same family all women and children at a cemetery in the east of the country it's common for muslims to remember late relatives during eight which marks the end of ramadan and it's not clear who is behind the attack and the investigations underway the violence comes just days after washington issued a worldwide travel alert warning its citizens of potential terrorist attacks in the middle east and north africa. and across the border in pakistan
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a suicide bombers killed at least thirty eight people in the restive city of quetta most of the victims of the blast which was caught on live television at the time reported to be police officers it happened as high ranking security personnel were preparing to hold prayers for another colleague who was gunned down while on duty. prince education systems in uproar for a second for profit institution was granted university status some argue the move therefore opens the floodgates to private firms hoping to capitalize on she we should freeze we traveled across the u.k. last year meanwhile more and more young people are finding it impossible to afford higher education authorities tesler said the report's. london twenty ten young people furious at the government's plans to triple the two or should fees cap to nine thousand pounds a year for the new batch of incoming students the impact could be even more palpable but because the numbers of students from the backgrounds coming to university are increasing slowly. sort of the government of denies it this is the
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problem it's pretty dire situation in the u.k. and particularly around the issue of choice. you have to choose to take on that or you choose to be unemployed but really there isn't there isn't really a positive solution either way for james walkley the choice was to drop out he'd been in university for a year but decided to stop and try to find work instead of folks honestly working for a living for a change then rather than just getting by day to day on one of the series of monies or whatever what is available to students because i do come from what i would consider i deprived background i also feel that it's doesn't take a genius to work out just by looking at the fees that the universe is now is verging on a death trap for most james dreams were put on hold at the split is by no means unique in two thousand and twelve overall entry rates in england drop thirteen percent with the universities and colleges admissions service directly associating it to the rise in the cost of the degree we quarters of colleges and universities
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in england it could be charging at the top level of nine thousand pounds a year for at least one course in twenty fourteen and around twenty seven percent could be charging at that level for all that's courses and all this despite claims by ministers in the half of the levels will only be seen for eggs. in all circumstances with the fees at now so that could very well be the normal. students . bring forces take on this huge debt that the government says doesn't affect sort of the rest of their income but that's not true if you're trying to say for a mortgage things you need to live it will have an effect on it will have an effect on their use of the government keeps threatening to change the terms and conditions of those loans in response to r t the government said there will be no change to the terms of interest rates charged to graduates with existing student loans taken before two thousand and twelve which is called comfort for someone like mail me
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with twenty five thousand pounds of debt hanging over my head says it is like a full time job that's when i started coming out of my. monthly salary my fees were three thousand two hundred. page here and now obviously it's gone up to nine thousand years i still find the impact of class heart and i want to. spencer melman if i'm not going to uni says all this financial insecurity is making young people more open to considering other options than going to university printers shit is a really valuable way forward you're learning a sector you're getting a job getting a qualification and hopefully a full time job at the end of it we're not into uni atoll it's just about understanding the options that are available and having a real choice is really all the james is asking for feel a lot of negativity toward the government for a fact that education is being marsalis strictly for people who are far less financially well off backgrounds just are still the r.t.e.
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london. all are we ask what is a coup not a coup well us government spokesperson says in riddles when question there with the egyptian military intervention the best of man with morsi. also the two a gigantic google password for millions of users at risk wigs. play more about that on our website. right see. first rick. and i would think that your. reporters. in. the in the. muslims worldwide have been going without food and water from sunrise to sunset for the past month and are now ending that fast in style here in russia millions are
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celebrating in the heart of moscow a huge crowd gathered this morning for prayers to mark the end of the holy month of ramadan the country is home to more than twenty million muslims and the fast breaking celebration in russian is all reserved by ram is taking place nationwide while greeting cards are handed out and children receive money money and should receive gifts rather i'm sure that other money to the money and food are given to the poor worship is traditionally forgive each other for past wrongs and all of this will be followed by a huge feast at sundown our best wishes to. set in recalling a war that devastated their homeland five years ago in august two thousand and eight the georgian military began its assault on the side of the city and capital killing up to two thousand civilians hours later the russian army moved in and after five days of fighting with georgian troops were forced out of the republic thousands have been gathering on the main square south the settlers capital skin
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vell for a vigil to remember the victims of that war later on tonight we'll be taking a closer look at how the conflict unfolded in a special report we've got lined up for you on air here at twenty two thirty g.m.t. . next our washington team delves behind the financial headlines in prime interest but after the break. everyone respects a promise for iton and stone promises written on the internet well they're a bit more flexible and a lot easier to erase obama made a lot of promises as a candidate on his site change dot gov including some about protecting whistleblowers and obama said that we need to empower federal employees as watchdogs and that he would strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal
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workers who expose waste fraud and abuse of authority and government but strangely and possibly coincidentally two days after the first revelation of government spying by stoughton these promises of the change dot gov site were taken down if this is not just some odd coincidence and they consciously chose to hide obama's campaign promises that this is political cowardice at its worst and what is even worse is that they didn't think that this would get exposed almost immediately if you try to conduct some sort of medieval book burning to destroy information on the internet then you are only going to get burnt yourself but that's just my opinion.
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good afternoon and welcome the prime n.g.o.s that i'm hereon boring and i'm bob english ok to dave had by. any and by. we are told or are they president obama has outlined an exit strategy for the mortgage giants that by eighty percent of all new u.s. mortgages and while there has been talking congress i've been ensurance a giant alternative is to not mention the most important player in the housing market the federal reserve is purchasing forty billion dollars a month of mortgage backed security he also said no more bailouts for fannie and freddie no we couldn't agree more in the bill of front but there is a problem with getting rid of the existing system then even for the are actually profitable no they recently remitted sixty six billion to the treasury which provoked a lawsuit so no shareholders won
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a piece of the proverbial pie and this could drag on for years so as long as the g.s.t. remain profitable it's going to be tough to shutter them in other words we need another financial crisis to get a new scheme in place that will inevitably contain a similar moral hazard sounds like a giant shell game i'll dig into the fine print of obama housing plan in just a bit and continuing our coverage of smart money getting out at the top blackstone group is the latest it's one of the largest real estate players in the us and they've snapped up thousands of residential and commercial properties door in the town turn well now they've hired j.p. morgan and morgan it stanley they'll be flipping the units and private sales and through i.p.o. that means the last bag holder gets to once again be the public either directly or through those pesky soon to be more underfunded pension fund. bubbles and how the fed got as here with dean baker in just a minute and here is what's in your prime interests.
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increasingly we live in an economy that's driven by fire that would be finance insurance and real estate now over the last three decades it's quadrupled in size relevant to the size of the rest of the economy here to discuss this and the nature of how financial bubbles are fueled and destroyed is dean baker he's the co-founder of the center for economic and policy research and also author of false prophets dean thank you for joining me for a man so how did we get here in this fire economy over.

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